Episode 9 Super League Show


Episode 9

Tanya Arnold presents highlights from the Stobart Super League. Warrington Wolves take on St Helens, Huddersfield Giants play Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC meet the Bradford Bulls.


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Hello, we are at the start of Super League's busiest time of the year.

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The Easter storm of two games in four days is almost upon us. But

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before that we have the relative calm of Warrington versus St Helens

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and the rest of the action from round nine. Saint Mark Flanagan is

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alongside Brian Noble. Start on the field at the Halliwell Jones

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stadium. St Helens beat champions Leeds last week. Could they beat

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Warrington this week? Dave Woods was watching.

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It is an atmosphere to saver. 15,000 inside the stadium. A record

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for Warrington. Beware the Saints whose pummelling of Leeds was

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evidence of a side who have their Here comes Wellens. Running up the

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angle and with purpose. And Gardner scores! A try after only two

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minutes for St Helens. Really well worked from the scrum. Lomax, they

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are off on the angles here. Wellens and Riley not knowing where to

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stick or twist. Here is Roby. Lomax is inside ball. Wilkin, he has got

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the runner from Lomax. It is not forward. The referee says play on.

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Wellens with another. What a start by St Helens. Two tries in the

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opening 11 minutes. Wilkin with real determination there. Lomax in

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support. Wellens always seems to They are going again here, it is

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another for Wellens. My word! Warrington are stunned here, really

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crisp handling across the line. They are off again here. Warrington

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is being stretched. One more time. Lomax. It will twist and turn by

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him. He has got it away. It is Wonderful off load by Johnny Lomax.

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And Meli in at the corner. Great hands, confidence is absolutely

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searching from St Helens at the moment. Keep the momentum going say

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the coaching staff and the Saints A decent drive by Hill. If they are

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going to score, now is time to do it for Warrington, there is only a

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couple of minutes of this first half remaining. Here is Hodgson

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with it. And they have got a toe hold back in the game. Just before

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Well, across the line it went. Hodgson with a dummy. Sends them

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the wrong way and maybe there is a chance. They are going to have to

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restart because there is still eight seconds left on the clock in

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this first half. No more time than this one tackle. What is he doing?

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Wilkin! Might have been absolutely gifted a try here. What was Carvell

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doing? Last tackle. In the half, on his own line, surrounded by St

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Helens player, tries to off load. Was there a Was there are from Wilkin

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that saves Carvell? I think there might have been. The video referee

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will have the decision it was a knock on. But still, plenty to

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smile about by St Helens. After Six minutes of the second half

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Question asked by Wilkin, answer provided by the referee. Try, he

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says. And a very good try as well. So just the two scores the

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difference. As far as the score board is concerned. The referee

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says that is back to one because Monaghan played it. I am not so

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sure. St Helens are given another set here on this Warrington line.

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It is dropped on the outside. Roby. Here comes Sia Soliola. He reaches.

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And scores. And I think he knows that might just be the moment when

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the match is settled. And a very popular try as well. He has had his

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off field problems Sia Soliola of late. That was to be played by

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The game is up. A question of waiting for the full-time hooter.

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Warrington looking to fin wish a flourish. This is good from Atkins.

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Look at the pace on that. What a very smart try to finish with. It

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will be the final act of the game. Because the hooter is about to

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sound, but real skills here from Atkins. Terrific toe on balll, good

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chase as well. The Warrington fans are determined to celebrate right

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to the last, but this has been St Helen's night for a second week

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running. So Mark, an easy one to start, what

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has been secret of the turn round? I am not sure, we were struggling

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for a few week, we lost four on the bounce, and it was unfortunate that

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Royce had the leave. As part of the playing group we must feel

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responsible for that as well. Since Mike Rush and Keiron have come in

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we seem to be a bit more, a buzz is round the place. Confidence is back

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up. We have had Lomax and James Roby coming back and that has given

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us a boost. You have started so quickly, the game is won within the

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first 20 minute, is that something you have looked at. Any game you

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want to start well. We have done that. We have played two good sides

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in Leeds and Warrington. Probably they have had off days, we saw then,

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there was a few mistakes by Warrington an we managed to

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capitalise on that. We had Adrian Morley in last week he talked about

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Warrington not at their best this season. They have got away with it

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in a few games. Some people are saying it is uncharacteristic. They

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are not going to die wondering, probably the part of it is there is

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a few too many for their own liking, but they don't stop playing, I

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admire the way they approach the game and sometimes it is about

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decision making, sometimes individual decisions cost the team,

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but, slightly uncharacteristic, I reckon you will see the games when

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they were winning, they still have a reasonably higher score rate, if

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that is the right expression, I don't like to call it that. They

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play more, they will drop more, think a what they are saying maybe

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an element of tightening up in certain area, with certain decision,

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the difference again, Mark alluded to it there, when you give St

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Helens free ball and Wigan free ball and Leeds free ball and things

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like this, it becomes very difficult that the top level with

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other teams. It is harder. I don't think they are that far away

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Warrington and they will come back strong. Mike Rush and Mark

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Cunningham are putting together a good job press peck us the, but the

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old guard have been fantastic. older player in the club like the

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captain and a few others have stepped up and showed the

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leadership quality, and it has been important for us, they have really

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stepped up to the mark. And nice easy fixture for you next up, a

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matter of Wigan. Yes the local derby. I am looking forward to it.

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I have friends there. It will be a great day for me. And it will be

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tough. And go in there with a lot of confidence. Should be a good

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game. Warrington beaten and Huddersfield have replaced them as

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Super League leaders. The Giants beaten, weren't they on Friday?

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listened to the game, and there was 30 minutes before we had a score,

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and it was a bit of a knock on before that, but that is a fabulous

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cap from hard acre. Unbelievably good. Eorl Crabtree looks like he

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should be doing something near the line and get over from a short

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distance. Flynn of supporting from Jason to get over in the corner

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which took the game in Huddersfield's favour. They play

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this great rugby, how many times have we seen that kick through the

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middle for Eden who has rave reviews.

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Liken by his coach to a young Billy Slater. That might be too much of a

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medal to carry. We see him making the break and if he is getting the

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He is like Billy Slater he must be some player. And Leeds, a lot of

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injuries. I think they had three players out. Which is a fair bit of

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strike. But they finish strong with Kylie there. So they will have to

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pick their game up too. Huddersfield go top but what about

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the teams tat bottom. Castleford went in at the foot of the pile.

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They hosted Hull KR on Friday. Hull KR looking for a swift start

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against a Tigers side who can't buy a win at the moment. Here is Joel

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Clinton. Wrapped up as the Tigers have early defending to do. Now

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Withers. Opportunities here for well ham to get the first score.

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Now Chase. Lateral thinking from the Tigers star. Still going, great

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ball out wide and Griffin with the response. Dobson for the Robins.

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Now well ham for his second try! Back it comes to Chase. Teasing

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kick and another try in the game. Youngquest scores. All for the

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Tigers. On to Chase. Spirited run from Emmet. Great off load, a

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brilliant try from Owen. Now they push forward with Dobson. Surely a

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forward pass. Hodgson to the line and a crucial try just before half-

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A real tease on at the defence. Chris Welham now in support, this

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is his hat-trick try. Lincoln Withers starts and finishes the

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move. Kirk Dixon will score, is the comeback on? He has got the ball

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down. Seconds left. Nick Youngquest, with virtually the last play, the

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Tigers have won it. I think that will give them a lot

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of confidence. All you need is a win to get out of a rut. And they

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showed such character at the end. It was a great try it at the end. A

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few great balls. There's a specially extended edition of the

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Super League Show next weekend to include all the best moments from

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the Good Friday round of matches. We'll be on the air at 12:35 next

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Sunday lunchtime when amongst the highlights will be the Hull derby

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from the KC Stadium. In such a divided city, there's no such thing

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as no man's land, so we got four of their players on neutral water to

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There is a lot of pressure on you, Tom. I am aiming for the middle of

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the bridge, we will see if we get their. There will there be this

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much pressure on Derby Day? I think quite a bit more but we're there to

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Expectations of the game? Feisty, full on. You saw bodies the day

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after but we are all used to that. We expect to win. When it comes to

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a Derby, how different is it? a lot different, a much bigger

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crowd. It is bragging rights for the city. You go that extra bit in

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I think it will be entertaining, as they all are. It is passionate for

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the fans to get the first bragging Kris Wellham, Craig Hall, Danny

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Nicklas and Tom Briscoe our four men on the boat there. And Hull

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warmed up for the derby with victory over Bradford on Friday.

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There are looking really solid. and they deserve their top-three

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placing at the moment. They're turning the clock back there with

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the kind of pace that they're showing. They could not quite

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finished them off until the last but they do look solid. They have

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got that individual talent that you need in the game. And Karl Pryce

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seems to score in every game that he plays. He is in the right place

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at the right time. Bradford have problems so it is important for

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them to hang on to these young players. I think so. This one was a

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fabulous try. Keeping the ball alive, this makes a set of six

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asset of 12 if you make that many tackles. The offload, the quality

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of the decision-making, anything you want to see in a game you can

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see in this try at the end. Hull showed the kind of characteristics

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he need for that Championship. Tom Chris Gowell in the corner with a

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fabulous finish. The big talking point of the last seven days has

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been the plight of the Bradford Bulls. The club say they need to

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raise a million pounds over the next four weeks to stay in business.

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And there's a warning that Friday's game against Leeds at Odsal might

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We had a number of well-documented financial issues, some postulated

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and some legal issues. It has affected all our income streams. In

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the short term we have a tax bill to meet and then issued with the

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Bank. That has brought the In 1996 Bradford where the team,

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they won four Super League titles. A couple of cups along the way,

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three World Cup Championship titles as well. That all started to

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unravel in 2004 with the purchase of Harrods. There was a long and

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protracted court case that lost Bradford a lot of money. There was

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a lot of income being poured into the Bradford Bulls which was not

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Unfortunately we're not a financial institution so we cannot provide

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them with the money they need to get through their cash situation.

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But everything they have asked to I do not know how we will raise

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that amount of money in that time. Hopefully people will respond or

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there may not be a Bradford Bulls. It is assigned of the decline of

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What do you make of it all? It is extremely sad, first and foremost.

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It is really shocking for all of us. It is sad and there in less serious

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plight. There are not joking around here, it is not a scam, it is a

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serious situation. It has been heartening to see the whole of

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rugby league rallying around. Stephen O'Connor this week pledged

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�10,000. It is a sad state of affairs to seek a club going

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through these troubles. They used to win all this silverware. That

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now seems miles away. Fingers crossed we will get through all

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this. Does rugby league need to step back and say, you need a big

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money man to survive? They will need to look at revenue streams.

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I'm sure other clubs are finding it difficult to make ends meet in the

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current climate. There is a real possibility that we need to look at

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how would get money in. You can't not always find a benefactor. Leeds

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is as successful club, but it is hard to go in other places and not

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see people putting their hands in their pockets to make it work. The

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Super League instigated that, that they had to measure up to the

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criteria. The policing of that may need to be more vigorous. They

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really need a good full house on Friday night. Let's hope we can get

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that kind of number through the gates and get some money into the

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club. Wigan made the short trip to Salford on Friday, it looked like a

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contest for a while, but the Warriors eventually ran away with

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it. Since Sean Long came on board, he has brought an attacking ethos

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to them. They have got some great outside backs finishing off the

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tries. But Wigan in the end were too strong for them. What to make

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of them so far this season? Wigan had a decent start, they are

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another team that like to start well. I think this game was over at

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half-time to all intents and purposes. They look fluent. Finish

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his playing especially well at the moment. They're going to be a

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really tough team. They have had a couple of blips by their own

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standards. Salt would look really good with the ball. But Wigan

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themselves complain 1812. Salford perhaps needs to look at their

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defence. Potentially. Some of those tries from Wigan are pretty

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difficult to defend against. You cannot stop scoring. Salford have

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been exciting to watch. Danny Williams is such a dangerous threat.

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They are creating fabulous opportunities. At times it is the

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bounce of the ball but here it is the quality and the skill of Wigan.

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Huddersfield have got a nice easy one. If you take any game, and

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there is a potential banana skin. You have to take every game

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seriously and approach it that way. The capital was calling for

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Wakefield on Saturday night, a bit of a basement battle this one with

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the London Broncos hosting Richard Agar's Wildcats. Here's the best of

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London and looking for only their second win of the season. There is

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a real chance here, driving towards the line. It is that good header.

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Randall has set the home side rolling. What a try from Sarginson.

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Robertson is there, he gets the ball down. And Roberts will score

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again. It goes out wide. There is plenty of support. And a brave

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finish. Wakefield have thoroughly out classed. But the chance of a

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break here. Acres of space to race in two. Dawn powering away. What a

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finish! It has been a Wakefield whitewash.

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You wear impressed by London bouncing back after that defeat?

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played them at Twickenham and it was a tough game. I was surprised

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after that that they did not pick up many wins. They have a few

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internationals and they're always going to have a good season.

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Widnes fans might like to look away now, these are the best tries from

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what was another heavy defeat for the Vikings on Saturday. Where do

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they go from here, Mark? Well they're averaging of 45 points

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again but then they seemed to get thumped the next game. But they

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know what they're doing now. They will understand the problems. And

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recognise that it is a tough place to go, Catalan. You have the

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element of travel, it is hot. Damien Cardace, he has got that

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speed as well. What a debut for him. And thoroughly deserved his four

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tries. They have unearthed a real gem bear. Great for the French

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rugby league to have these young players coming through. It is. To

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have these players coming through can only be a good thing. Clint

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Greenshields scored a hat-trick but was completely overshadowed by this

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young man! Damien Cardace enjoys all the plaudits from the coach and

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from the rest of the players. the teams head into the busy Easter

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period, let's see how things stand Huddersfield are back on top of the

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pile, Hull move above Warrington into second, and St Helen's have

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made their way into the play off positions. Widnes are back on the

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bottom after that heavy defeat in bottom after that heavy defeat in

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So how do you get through this Easter period? A lot of ice baths.

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We're playing Friday and Monday so after that first game you just have

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Warrington Wolves host St Helens, Huddersfield Giants travel to Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC meet Bradford Bulls in the stand-out fixtures from the Stobart Super League, as Tanya Arnold presents highlights and analysis of all the action.


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